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Misbah Omar

Misbah Omar is a Local Coordinator at the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT). For the
past seven years, he has worked on promoting peacebuilding and reconciliation as well as
youth empowerment in Libya through dialogue, mediation and diverse policy research.

Misbah previously worked as a junior analyst at the European University Institute (EUI), Italy, as well as a reporting officer at Peace Makers Team, Libya, where he focused on policy research,
mediation and peacebuilding projects. His other past projects and contributions include supporting the Libyan Social Contract, an initiative working to help Libya to bring about equitable prosperity; and supporting the Libyan Constitution Drafting Authority, a political platform aiming to bring the views of national forces closer together and to achieve a real partnership between all parties and active forces, in order to facilitate the success of the political process in Libya. He has also worked as a consultant at Dialogue Advisory Group, Amsterdam, to help enable political dialogue as a means of reducing violence in Libya.

Misbah is one of the authors of Violence and Social Transformation in Libya (Hurst Publishing) , which will be published in June 2023. He is also the author of many policy papers.

Misbah holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication Systems) from the Technical
University of Malaysia. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Higher Institute of Science and Technology in Sirte, and as an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science, Bani Walid University, Libya.

Working languages: English and Arabic.